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The full name of Nitai is Nityananda. He was Sri Chaitanya's best-known follower and friend. Nityananda was older than Sri Chaitanya. They were like brothers. Nityananda was born in Birbhum district, West Bengal. In his early life, he was a Saivite. Later he got attracted to Vaishnavism. He met Madhavendra Puri and Advaita Acharya - the famous Vaishnava ...


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From this blog which answers Who are Gaudiya Vaishnavas? “Gauḍīya” indicates the part of India between the southern side of the Himalayan Mountains and the northern part of the Vindhyā Hills, which is called Āryāvarta, or the Land of the Āryans. This portion of India is divided into five parts or provinces (Pañca-gauḍadeśa): Sārasvata (Kashmir and Punjab),...


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I will try to clear your confusions line by line. Gaudiya Vaishnavas claim that they follow the supreme Godhead Krishna They don't, They follow instructions of Krishna in Gita. Krishna indeed said chanting of names is a sacrifice and one must always think about him while doing one's duty. Amongst chants know me to be the repetition of the Holy Name(BG 10....


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Khandavvan was not an ordinary forest or a good Eco-system. It was a dark forest where only snakes, demons and other animals existed. It was becoming dangerous day by day. We overall burn forests usually and deplete natural resources which even are not required for existence but for rapid economic progress. Thus they were kind of justified in removing such a ...


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Gaudiya indicates that they honour Radharani along with Sri Krishna A Krishna centric devotee is technically called a ”Karshnav” Someone who worships Radharani along with Krishna,is called a Gaudiya Vaishnav. This is explained in a lecture by HG Amogh Lila Prabhu,6:10-6:49


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Nimai took Sannyas from Keshav Bharati in Katwa (West Bengal). After the initiation, Keshav Bharati gave Nimai the new name "Sri Krishna Chaitanya." It literally means Krishna consciousness. Reference: Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: the Story of Bengal's Greatest Bhakti Saint by Chitrita Banerjee


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You can download PDF of Madhvācārya's commentary on Ṛgveda http://www.tatvavada.org/eng/works/pdf/rgb.pdf


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Both founders of Sri Narasingha Chaitanya Ashram (Swami B.G. Narasimha and Swami B.B. Vishnu) are initiated (dīkṣita) disciples of Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON. In the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition coming from Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, the guru-paramparā is considered a bhāgavata paramparā, where the ...


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They do accept The link with Madhva Sampradaya and Gaudiya Sampradaya. First of all Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan was not the direct disciple of Lord Caitanya, he was the disciple of Visjwanath Chakravarti Thakur (An Acharya in the lineage of Lord Caitanya). Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan accepts Gaudiya Sampradaya as a lineage of Madhva Sampradaya and gives the ...


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Any discussion of philosophical differences between Vaiṣṇava sampradāyas should consider Vedānta darśana, and to do that properly would take many pages. So the quick summary: Dvaitādvaita as defined by Śrī Nimbārka in his Vedānta-pārijāta-saurabha commentary (expanded by other commentators in his line) deals with the difference between Brahman, jīvātman (the ...


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Gaudiya Math was founded by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada in the early 1900s. During his lifetime he initiated over 60,000 disciples, many of whom are well-known proponents of Gaudiya Vaishnava siddhanta, such as Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridara Goswami, Srila Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Maharaj, Srila Bhakti ...


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The key difference between the two systems is how the two systems handle the relationship between Brahman and the universe. Ramanuja's system says that the relationship between the universe and God is that of sarira-sariri while Caitanya's system says it is Saktimat-sakti. These two concepts are explained below. Ramanuja's Visistadvaita Vedanta The idea of ...


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Some differences are(It will impractical to try to explain all the differences,so I’ll mention what I can) Achintya Bheda Abheda,as put forth by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,selectively picks certain aspects of other philosophies ,and incorporates it into its own {viz a viz more “original” philosophies like those of Ramanujacharya} ,as explained in this answer But,...


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